Tri-Counties Genealogy & History
by Joyce M. Tice
1855 New York State Census Records for

Town of Erin, Chemung County NY
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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You can further limit your search by choosing the find all words option and entering a year or township name along with your surname. Remember that alternate spellings of surnames WILL affect your search results.

Census records are very often difficult to read because of handwriting, microfilm quality, and spelling issues. Our early census takers were not as well educated as we'd like them to have been, and even the people bearing the names often could not spell them with the same consistency we are accustomed to in our own time. The census taker wrote what he believed he heard as well as he could. Our volunteers have transcribed them for you to the very best or our abilities given the difficulties mentioned. Please be tolerant of what you would consider "mistakes." If you can recognize the names you are looking for, then it is a success. If not, then you may want to find a place where you can view the originals so that you can judge for yourselves. Excessive attention to outmoded spelling issues is the sign of a beginner in family research and will limit your research effectiveness.

Transcribed 2009 by Sherry LAMPMAN Nichols
Published April 2009 by Joyce M. Tice

The 1855 census for Erin was collected by James Hollenbeck from June 4 thru June 29, 1855.  I was able to copy the original records from microfilm to transcribe from. I looked in the 1850 & 1860 census for every family to compare to the 1855 census because of the bad handwriting. James Hollenbeck spelled the names just the way they sounded. For instance he spelled Hiram-Hyrum, Elizabeth-Elithabeth. His 4 & 7’s looked a lot alike. He spelled Orange Co as Oren throughout the census. I didn’t copy the names as he spelled them. He didn’t fill in a lot of the blanks. He only put down how many years the head of the household was in the county not the rest of the family. He only filled in child for the first child in column 9 for relationship. He left column 4 empty for households 83-87 & 90-96.
If I found names in the other census records that matched up to the 1855, I put parenthesis around them. If I couldn’t find the family and had to guess at a name, I put a question mark after them.
You can find the copies from the microfilm in the back of the notebook that I used. The notebook is located at the Steele Memorial Library in Elmira, NY. If you can correct any names feel free to correct them. The microfilm can be found at the LDS church in Horseheads or soon at the Steele Memorial Library.
        Sherry Nichols
           Mar 2009

( ) = name found in alternate census record
?  = name was a guess from the census

Page  01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 13 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Dwelling # in order of visitation of what material built value family # in order of visitation Name of every person who lived in this abode 1st day of June age sex color relationship to head of family county born or what state married widowed years in residence profession voter native born voter naturalized alien persons of color not taxed persons over 21 who can't read or write owners of land deaf, dumb, blind or idiot
32 log 30 32 Shadduck (Christopher) 80 M     New Jersey 1   12 farmer 1         1  
        Shadduck (Anna) 58 F   wife New Jersey                      
        Shadduck Dolly 38 F   child New Jersey                      
        Shadduck Samuel 26 M     New Jersey     12 blank 1            
        Shadduck John 24 M     New Jersey     12 blank 1            
        Shadduck Catherine 20 F     New Jersey                      
        Shadduck Ann 17 F     New Jersey                      
        Shadduck Louisa 11 F     Chemung                      
33 log 30 33 Shoemaker John 27 M     Chemung 1   15 farmer 1         1  
        Shoemaker (Elizabeth) 26 F   wife (Indiana)                      
        Shoemaker Thomas 3 M   child Chemung                      
        Shoemaker Laura 1 F     Chemung                      
        Shoemaker Hiram 19 M   brother Chemung                      
34 log 40 34 MacIntyre William 33 M     Tompkins 1   3 farmer 1         1  
        MacIntyre Harriet 35 F   wife Schoharie                      
        MacIntyre Almeada 7 F   child Chemung                      
        MacIntyre Louis 3 M     Tompkins                      
        MacIntyre Amos? 70 M   father Onondaga 1   3 farmer 1            
35 log 40 35 Whitehead Henry 40 M     Tompkins 1   3 farmer 1         1  
        Whitehead (Roseanna) P. 40 F   wife Tompkins                      
        Whitehead Hiram 14 M   child Chemung                      
36 frame 50 36 Whitaker (Sprague) 29 M     Chemung 1   5 farmer 1         1  
        Whitaker Mary 22 F   wife Bradford?                      
        Whitaker Olive 3 F   child Chemung                      
        Whitaker Freelove 1 F   child Chemung                      
37 log 10 37 Parmer/Palmer Mathew 54 M     Dutchess 1   15 farmer 1         1  
        Parmer/Palmer Margaret 51 F   wife Tompkins                      
        Parmer/Palmer Peter 19 M   child Chemung                      
        Parmer/Palmer Catherine 16 F     Chemung                      
        Parmer/Palmer Rena 14 F     Chemung                      
        Parmer/Palmer Phoebe 12 F     Chemung                      
        Parmer/Palmer Ebenezer 9 M     Chemung                      
        Parmer/Palmer James 6 M     Chemung                      
38 log 10 38 Molter Adam 86 M     Herkimer 1   30 farmer 1        
        Molter Betsy 77 F   wife Rhode Island                      
39 log 25 39 Molter David 43 M     Yates 1   30 farmer 1         1  
        Molter Sally 37 F   wife Tioga                      
        Molter Lydia 18 F   child Chemung                      
        Molter Betsy 15 F     blank                      
        Molter Adam 13 M     blank                      
        Molter (Eliza) 11 F     blank                      
        Molter (Esther) 9 F     blank                      
        Molter Henry 7 M     blank                      
        Molter George 5 M     blank                      
        Molter Levi 2m M     blank                      
40 log 10 40 (Olcott) (Noadiah) 48 M     Onondaga 1   8 farmer   1       1  
        (Olcott) Maria 46 F   wife Delaware                      
        (Olcott) Hiram 18 M   child Onondaga                      
        (Olcott) Homer 11 M     Onondaga                      
        (Olcott) Edgar 8 M     Chemung                      

Last Updated on 4/6/2009
By Joyce M. Tice